LibriVox recording of The Great God Pan, by Arthur Machen.
Read by ERampton.
"The Great God Pan" is a novella written by Arthur Machen. A version of the story was published in the magazine Whirlwind in 1890, and Machen revised and extended it for its book publication (together with another story, "The Inmost Light") in 1894. On publication it was widely denounced by the press as degenerate and horrific because of its decadent style and sexual content, although it has since garnered a reputation as a classic of horror. Machen’s story was only one of many at the time to focus on Pan as a useful symbol for the power of nature and paganism. The title was taken from the poem "A Musical Instrument" published in 1862 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, in which the first line of every stanza ends "... the great god Pan."
(summary from Wikipedia)
For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording.
For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org.
September 16, 2013 Subject:
No elderly English ladies here
I think the reviewer below has his books muddled up, as there is only one reader, and he is a male American ;).
I'd also point out to him that "LibriVox admins" don't decide who reads what. Volunteers read what they want to read.
September 15, 2013 Subject:
Ouch that hurts
This is a terrific horror story. Definitely frightening. I would have given it a 5 star rating but for some on the narrators. There are several chapters read by elderly English women that are terrible and take away from the story line. Also, there is a gentleman from India whose accent is so deep it's a challenge to understand him. I know these people are really trying their best to contribute and I appreciate that. However, they should start out on some simple stories until they get to the point where LibriVox admin lets them read a brilliant book.
Overall a dynamite listen.